Issa Rae is going from rapping in the mirror in Insecure to web-slinging in Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming sequel to the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Phil Lord and Chris Miller return to the franchise as writers and are joined by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings scribe David Callaham. Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson are directing while Peter Ramsey, one of the directors of the first installment, will executive produce alongside Aditya Sood.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rae will join as the voice of Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman. So in other words, the Insecure star is going to be a superhero. She joins Shameik Moore and Hailee Steinfeld, who return to the franchise as Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen respectively.
The sequel is slated to open in theaters October 7, 2022. That said, it’s no surprise that the plot is being kept under wraps, but the scuttlebutt is that it will feature a variety pack of Spider-people from all dimensions of the Marvel universe — similar to the first movie.
Even though we don’t know what the hell this movie is about, it’s probably safe to say with Rae on board and Moore and Filipino actress Steinfeld returning, everyone is going to watch it no matter what.